Next year’s entering 9th graders, graduating Class of 2021, will have new graduation requirements.
In 2014 the Washington State Board of Education updated the graduation requirements as per Senate Bill 6552. One of the requirements was that students graduating from Washington State high schools must graduate with 24 credits. The Stanwood-Camano School District applied for a two-year waiver for these graduation requirements in order to study best possible ways to implement the 24 credit requirement.
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High School administrators were informed today about nationwide stories regarding "clown threats." USA Today, The New York Times, and NBC News all reported stories from various states who are experiencing clown hoaxes. Stanwood youth have begun participating in the social media blitz. The Stanwood-Camano School District is working with the Stanwood Police Department who is also aware of the social media postings.
Any time we receive reports concerning safety of students or staff - even if they are only implied - we adhere to school and district protocol, which includes determining the source and validity of the message. The Stanwood Police Department does not believe there is any specific information indicating risk to staff or students. Similar postings have been reported at neighboring districts in Snohomish County and throughout the state.
Our priority is, as always, the physical and emotional safety of students and staff. We also want to let parents know that the district is aware of the social media posts and that we will maintain communication with parents of any developments in the story.
Anytime you see anyone doing anything criminal or suspicious, whether they are dressed as a clown or not, you should call 911. If students or parents have information that may be perceived as threatening, they are encouraged to call the Stanwood Police Department or talk to their school administrator.
Welcome back Knights!
Here are a few tips that might be helpful for your school year.…
Ø PE Uniforms will be required by September 12th/13th. This will be the first day we suit up in the Monday/Thursday class. September 13th will be the first suit up day for the Tuesday/Friday class. The required uniform is red or black shorts and a grey/red/or white T-shirt with the student name on left chest. We prefer first initial and last name. If cost is an issue, please talk to your students PE teacher and we will find a way to make it work for your family. We are looking forward to a great year of activity and fun!
Thank you for your support!
Crystal Titus & Dave Austin
o Football practices are well underway and have split into grade level teams. Practices for 7th grade will be held at SMS from 2:30-4:30 and students will need to be picked up at SMS. 8th Grade students are practicing at PSMS from 2:30-4:30.
o Cross country is starting practice today after school at PSMS from 2:30 – 4:00.
o Girls soccer practices will be starting 9/12.
o It is not too late to participate, please see Sarah Foreman in the office for a sports packet.
Ø Teachers are available starting at 7:10 daily.
Ø Teacher email addresses are posted on the PSMS website under Staff Directory. Email addresses follow this format – first initial and last name of teacher, example shown below
Ø School doors are open for students at 7:00. Students will need to remain in the foyer or cafeteria area until being released by the bell to classes.
Ø PSMS does NOT have lockers available for students.
Ø PSMS has 2 release times. 2:10 for first bus students as well as walkers. 2:20 for the second bus students and parent pickups.
Ø The pickup/drop off line for busses is in front of PSMS. For parent pickup it is in the parking lot closest to the field.
Ø You can check the PSMS website for information on clubs and events.